U shape 55mm depth Hand-built 700C carbon 25mm wide clincher road bicycle wheels for tubeless compatible

BUYING OPTIONS

Global warehouse ship to most countries while the North America warehouse only ship to the United States and Canada

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    SPOKES/NIPPLES

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    RIM

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    ACCESSORIES

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    OVERVIEW

HUB

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Novatec 287g 27 9 4 4 Inexpensive Three China NOVATEC
Bitex 258g 24 9 4 4 Light Two China BITEX
DT 350 374g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
DT 240S 317g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King 326g 45 2 10 10 Rebuildable bearings Nine China CHRIS KING
Industry Nine 327g 60 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite 2 9 9 Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* POE = Points of Engagement

* DT hubs come standard with an 18t star ratchet but are upgradeable to 36 or 54t.

* Average weight will vary slightly depending on axle and freehub combination.

DT SWISS 240S

DT SWISS 350

Novatec A291SB-SL / F482SB-SL
(Non-disc Only)

Bitex RAF10 / RAR9
(Non-disc Only)

Chris King R45D

Novatec D411SB / D412SB
(Disc Only)

Front Axle This is a required option.

Front-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

QR / 100mm

Rear Axle This is a required option.

Rear-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 142mm

QR / 130mm

QR / 135mm

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Shimano 11 speed road freehubs come with a spacer ring. If you have an 11 speed road cassette then you do not need to use this spacer. If you have a 8/9/10 speed cassette, you will need to use the space behind the cassette. Campy 10 and 11 speed use the same freehub body.
Sram XD-R Freehubs do not need a spacer if you have an XD-R (Road) cassette. Mountain bike XD cassettes can be run with a spacer on an XD Freehub.

Shimano Road 11S

Campy 11S

Sram XDR

Spoke Head This is a required option.

J-bend version: use J-bend hubs and spokes
Straight pull version: use straight pull hubs and spokes

straight pull

J-bend

Brake System This is a required option.

Road-Rim-High-TG-Surface-Grooved-Graphene-Surface

Disc: The disc hub has optional 6-bolt or center lock version.The matched disc rim does not have a brake track and features a unique disc specific layup process. Our new layup is about 10g ~30g lighter by reducing the unnecessary material and utilizing elements of our Flyweight construction method.

Non Disc(Rim brake): By default, the rim brake 700C road rims come with an advanced High TG surface whose braking power and reliability is significantly improved over a basalt braking surface.

Our newest Grooved Graphene Surface is ready now. The price is $30 added for each rim. If you would like to update with newest brake tracks, please contact us at sales@lightbicycle.com.

6-bolt

Center lock

Non Disc

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Matte Mango

Red

White

Front Holes Count This is a required option.

Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

20H

24H

28H

Rear Holes Count This is a required option.

Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

24H

28H

Ratchet This is a required option.

DT Swiss hubs use star ratchets and are available in 3 different models with varying points of engagement.

18T - Deepest teeth, slowest engagement, least amount of maintenance, suitable for powerful riders.

36T - Happy medium, doubles the engagement points.

54T - Super fast engagement, but shallow teeth require more careful re-greasing and the thru-axle should be checked every ride.

18T

24T

27T

36T

45T

54T

Spoke This is a required option.

Brand Model Type Thread Diameter (mm) Weight(g) Gauge Riding Style Available(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.8 - 2.0 5.7g (260mm) 14G Heavy Duty North America, China
Sapim D-Light Double Butted 2.0 - 1.65 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile North America, China
Sapim CX-Ray Aero 2.0 - 0.9/2.3 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Light Aero North America, China
DT SWISS Competition Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.6 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile China
Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 Aero 2.0 - 0.95/2.2 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Inexpensive Aero China

Sapim D-Light – The best all-around and most popular spoke for carbon wheels. Lightweight but incredibly strong.
Sapim Race – Our strongest and stiffest spoke. These spokes are suitable for heavy or extremely aggressive riders who need a stiffer wheel.
Sapim CX-Ray – The lightest spoke in our lineup is still quite strong due to the elasticity and amazing fatigue life.

DT Competition Race - All Mountain and XC spoke used by the Chinese location as a substitue for the D-Light (depending on availability)

Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 - An inexpensive bladed spoke, great for road and cyclocross riding.

Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420

Sapim CX Ray

Nipple This is a required option.

Nipple Brand Model Material Color Length Available
(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Double Square Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 16mm Norh America
Sapim Polyax/ Polyax Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 14mm China
Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Brass Black 16mm China
DT Swiss DT SQUORX (PRO HEAD PRO LOCK) Alloy Black, Red 15mm China
DT Swiss Standard PRO LOCK Brass Black 14mm China

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Brass Black

Finish This is a required option.

Matte is slightly lighter and a more subtle finish (most popular). Glossy has a shine to it.

glossy

matte

Weave This is a required option.

The layup schedule is predetermined for each model, but you can choose the outer layer.
3k/12k/UD are the 3 choices for cosmetic appearance.The rim strength & weight is virtually identical.
UD Matte is the most popular and has a subtle look.
3k weave has a more traditional carbon fiber look.
More info about Weave >>

12K

3K

UD

Decal This is a required option.

Road rims use super light waterslide decals (glossy black). The decal is very thin and applied under a clearcoat so they are non-removeable.

Pictures about light-bicycle decal >>

If you want custom graphic, Please email us, we will design for you. There will be extra cost for custom graphic on rims.

Pictures about custom graphics >>

No

Stealth

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

White

Yellow

Valve Stem This is a required option.

We include enough valves to cover your individual rim purchase. We use a lightweight black alloy anodized valve with an oversized concave collar for easy gripping. A rubber o-ring goes in between the rim and the collar to help seal the rim and match the contour of the rim profile. The vavle core is removeable so you can add sealant withoutn removing your tire.
Link to tubeless valve instructions

None

Add Valve Stem USD +7 each

Tubeless Tape This is a required option.

One 10 yard roll of tape will be included. It is typically covers 2 rims with two laps each or 4 rims with one lap each.The high tensile tubeless tape features a natural rubber adhesive that does not leave a residue on the rims. On mountain bike rims, one layer of 18mm width tape is strong enough to seal the access holes which makes for the lightest tubeless setup.
Instructions of tubeless rim tape

None

Add Tubeless Tape USD +6 each

Brake Pads This is a required option.

4 pads will be included. These high performance brake pads are designed for carbon bike rims only and offer excellent stopping power even in the wet.
Instructions of brake pads

None

Add Brake Pads USD +10

road-carbon-wheels

In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks Go to rim inventory page

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks Go to rim inventory page

Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + Pair

Weight: 1502.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 515.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 700C
  • Use Road/CX
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 17.9mm/25mm
  • Depth 55mm
  • ERD 530mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Non Disc 515+/-15g, Disc 490+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi recommended
  • Tire 21C-38C recommended

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Looking to turn your road or tri bike into an aero machine? With a 55mm profile, the U55 is deep enough to give your an aerodynamic advantage without compromising ride quality in the stiffest crosswinds.


Comfortable as a race oriented wheelset or a daily driver, the 25mm outer width keeps things aerodynamically optimized with smoother rolling for your 25 and 28c tires.

High TG: Our new resin system and construction method, combined with the 3k rim track, withstands over 280°C, dissipates heat, and lowers rim temperatures faster in between braking efforts. Gain confidence-inspiring brake performance on the steepest descents and wettest conditions with our matching brake pads.


Graphene Brake Track : Graphene added to the rim brake track allows for greater resistance to overheating with improved heat dissipation and reduced temperature accumulation during heavy braking. The grooved track helps evacuate trapped moisture between pad and rim in the wet and brings more resistance when conditions are dry so less force at the lever is required. At this stage, with this newest brake track, you could order road Non-disc rims only directly online, however, please contact us at sales@lightbicle.com if you want to order a complete wheelset with that.


AeroTek: Our latest aerodynamic profile decreases lateral wind resistance and is both more stable and faster in a crosswind. A wider profile allows for larger and more efficient tires to be used without an aerodynamic penalty. Traditionally a tire can form a lightbulb shape when mounted on a narrow rim, but the airflow is much smoother with our wider rims.


DuoTek: Our clincher rims are manufactured in two pieces and then joined together. When designing the rims, our engineers, in every detail, demanded fewer joints. Fewer joints mean higher strength and stability.


TuffTek: A high-grade customized epoxy resin is used in our prepreg, creating a stable base for all of our road rims. Epoxy is less brittle than polyester resins and offers excellent flexural strength. Our consistent resin system, coupled with a precise layup schedule, allows for an extremely reliable and durable product.


Tubeless : All of our rims are tubeless compatible with bead seat retention. In most cases a floor pump is all that is needed to seal our rims. The bead shape is tailored to each rim width to achieve the best fit. Our hookless and clincher profiles have a smooth radius to reduce the chance of a pinch flat.


T700: Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.


For Non-Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 3-year Standard Warranty.

For Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 5-year Pro Warranty as standard and an upgraded optional lifetime Premium Warranty with minimum charge.

Crash Replacement: It is applicable with the same period as the warranty time range that you purchased for the rims with 10% /25% discount for Non-Pro series /Pro series.

Know more about the warranty policy >>

Gallery

Lex : My first carbon wheelset. The model is WRU55C02 /12K glossy finish and I’ve customised the decals and Lightbicycle made them under the clearcoat. These wheels are fast and stiff. I have been enjoying them for over a month and I’m glad to have chosen these. Customising the decals was quite a proces but they sure are helpful overthere at LB!
Netherlands
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David : Just a picture of my bike with the wheels i recently purchased from you. Thanks, they ride very nicely!
Australia
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Marvino nino : Hi, Light Bicycle 55mm with DT-240 hubs so I put the wheels through some good rides this week, to include a 70 miler with 5,000ft elevation.... Wheels are amazing....smooth!! Braking is excellent (love the sound the ridges make when braking), and they climb really well for 55mm deep wheels. And they are fast....I can feel the difference, maybe the 240 hubs and deeper section wheels but they move. No increase in crosswind affecting my steering. Feels quick in the sprint as well, did some high watt sprint and for 95kg rider, they respond well....so they perform well in all aspects a wheel should I guess, Aero, Climbing, Descending (in crosswinds), braking, response (sprinting) and maintaining overall speed.... More pics coming of them on my second bike.
Japan
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Kevin Keresztes : My new wheels on my Felt AR3! Love the wheels!
Canada
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Matej Kotlin : wheels are installed and tested on bike :) thank you for cooperation :)
Czech Republic
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Hypergrace Cimellia : Fixed gear bicycle with Lightbicycle 55mm clincher U-shaped 12k glossy rims and new logo in white. Laced to Mack Hubs with Sapim Cx-ray spokes and internal nipples. Beautiful wheels!
Singapore
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COMMENTS

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Stuart 2019/05/21

Hi I'm from UK. Looking for disc wheelset. 45 or 55 rim profile. Red spokes. 6 disc bolt hole. Stu.


LightBicycle 2019/05/22

Hi Stu, Yes, mix depth of road disc wheelset is popular. It is okay to order front 45mm deep/rear 55mm deep. Do you like DT Swiss 240S road disc hubs or 350 road disc hubs? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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VIKAS 2019/05/03

Hi light bicycle, Greetings from India. Looking forward for deep section preferably 55mm & 23mm wide. -RIMS: RR50C2, 23mm wide, 55mm deep,UD, matte, 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: novatech, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: black. Suggest best prices and invoice accordingly to save on customs cost. Regards VIKAS KAUSHIK Regards


LightBicycle 2019/05/03

Hi Vikas, Thanks for your inquiry! The price for 700C 25mm wide road wheelset with following specs is USD550/pair. -RIMS: RRU50C2, 25mm wide, 55mm deep,UD, matte, front 20H/rear 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: black novatech, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: black. ​ The delivery cost is USD117 for one wheelset to India by EMS delivery. We will also declare the low value to help you reduce the tax cost. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Simon 2019/04/19

hello, Im based in the uk and would like a price for the following specification of carbon wheel set Hubs-DT Swiss 240s Shimano 11 speed Spokes-C X RAYS Rim- 700c WRU55C02 with the graphene brake track Thanks Simon


LightBicycle 2019/04/20

Hi Simon, The 700C road wheelset is USD911/pair : RRU55C02 rims with graphene grooved brake surface+DT 240S hubs+sapim cx-ray bladed spokes. Currently, we provide 2 kinds of shipping methods to UK for one wheelset TPD delivery: USD155, tax pre-paid duty, don't need to pay customs tax and VAT cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery EMS delivery: USD78, need to pay Customs fee if necessary. We will also declare the low value to help you reduce the tax cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Todd 2019/04/03

Hello, For WRU55C02, the rim profile drawing shows outer width as 25mm at the brake track, however it looks like the middle section of the rim is wider. How wide is the rim at its widest section?


LightBicycle 2019/04/04

Hi Todd, You are very observed the widest area of the RRU55C02 road clincher rim is about 28.02mm. Are you interested in purchasing a full wheelset? What kind of configuration you have in mind? Disc or non disc? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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paul 2019/03/26

Hello I would like to know if you have 23mm wide clincher with rim brakes in 55mm depth for rear with shimano 10 speed complete or just rim. thank you for your time paul


LightBicycle 2019/03/26

Hi Paul, We have 23mm wide, 50mm deep 700C clincher wheelset available. Will it be ok with you? You can check out the rim profile from the attachment. What hubs are you looking for? Here's an example quote for your reference. Let me know if you want anything changed. The wheelset is USD705.2/pair with below specs: --RIMS: RR50C2, 23mm wide, 50mm deep, UD, matte, 24H, with High TG brake surface --HUBS: Black DT SWISS 350, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano Road 11s, J-bend --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: Black alloy Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mike 2019/03/11

Hello, I am located in Canada and I'm interested in purchasing your wheels, specifically WRU55C02. I notice that this isn't available in your Canadian warehouse. I'd also would like Novatec hubs (not disc) to keep the cost down. Can these be shipped from your Canadian warehouse? If not, do you have comparable cost wheels around 50mm deep that ship from North America? Thanks.


LightBicycle 2019/03/12

Hi Mike, Novatec hubs are only availble in Global warehouse. The North America warehouse don't have a wheelset configuration that close to the cost in Globa. What is your main concern for Global shipping? The price is already very friendly with Novatec or Bitex hubs. We can also lower the decalred value on the customs clearance documents so you can pay less tax. If it's about lead time, most road rims are ordered to make (non-stock). So if you want the wheels shipped from Canada, it will have to be made and built in China, then ship to Canada warehouse, and ship to you. Won't shorten the lead time. And the cost won't be lower. The shipping cost is USD78 from China to Canada. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matt 2018/11/09

Hi. Can you offer these rims in asymmetric? Thanks.


LightBicycle 2018/11/12

Hi Matt, Sorry to tell you that we don't have the RRU55C02 in asymmetric version. The only asymmetrical road rim we have currently is RG922 (29mm wide, 28mm deep). Will you be interested in this? The 55mm deep rim is very popular for its aerodynamic profile. Could you care to share the reason why you need an asymmetrical version for a rim as deep? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kevin 2018/07/11

Do the Wheel sets come with skewers?


LightBicycle 2018/07/12

Hi Kevin, If you order wheelset with Novatec hubs, they come with quick release skewers. If you order wheelset with other hubs like DT Swiss, the quick release skewers are not included. You will have to buy them seperately. Which hubs do you like for this road clincher 700C wheelset? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tomislav 2018/04/01

Croatia ( EU country ) is not listed for delivery. Is possible to deliver set of road wheels to Croatia?


LightBicycle 2018/04/04

Hi Tomislav, Yes, we can ship to Croatia by EMS. How many carbon road wheels do you like? Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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GH 2018/01/08

Hello -- Can you please send me an image of the new logo that would go on your road wheels (https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape-55mm-depth-Hand-built-700C-carbon-25mm-wide-clincher-road-bicycle-wheels-for-tubeless-compatible.html)? And can you tell me shipping cost for one of these wheelsets to Singapore? Thanks!


LightBicycle 2018/01/09

Hello GH, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached picture of our new road decal. It is free to apply this on the rims. The delivery cost is $49.70 for one wheelset to Singapore by EMS. Do you still like the U55mm wheels built with DT Swiss non-disc hubs and Sapim cx-ray spokes? Lightbicycle


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